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Possibly...: You need to see your doctor. Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these has a different treatment, besides losenges. So, see your doctor so the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
Sure but consider...: Lots of things can cause GI distress/diarrhea--incompletely treated infection (e.g. Giardia) or re-exposure with re-infection; maldigestion (pancreatic insufficiency) or malabsorption (celiac sprue); food intolerances with re-exposure to the offending substance (lactose, sorbitol, etc.), irritable bowel syndrome, missed diagnosis (incomplete evaluation), non-gi related problems (uti, pid, etc.). ...Read more
Not safe: Nicotine lozenges contain nicotine. They are taken to help stop smoking by withdrawing from nicotine slowly and safely. Taking too many lozenges can cause: increased blood pressure, irregular or fast heartbeat, dizziness, nausea, vomiting and weakness. They should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Discuss dosage with your doctor if you bought lozenges over the counter. ...Read more
Don't waste money: The IGF-1 products sold in health stores and on the internet as anti-aging agents have not been clinical tested and are unlikely to have any real benefit so it probably makes no difference how you take them. My advice is not to waste you money on them but try eating healthier and getting more exercise ...Read more
Are you referring: To some sort of growth factor? Just not really certain what specific product this is in reference to. ...Read more
Under the tongue: The best b-12 is methyl cobalmine. Let it dissolve under the tongue once a day and listen to your body. If you need it you will notice a benefit. Supplements are supplemental so be sure to eat a healthy diet, don't smoke or drink, get a good night sleep, move through the day and manage stress. ...Read more
Heartburn mainly: Too much nicotine can make you sick - nausea, vomiting, stomach upset and heartburn are common. Very high doses of nicotine can cause many more problems, including heart arrhythmias and death. People generally don't need more than 1 lozenge (2mg) per 2 cigarettes that they smoked. I hope you are successful in quitting and congrats on making a good choice, but don't overdo it. ...Read more
If long term use of NRT lozenge can cause increase in endogenous nnn/nnk via metabolism in 1/2 of people, are they still much safer than cigs?
Unsure: Nicotine replacement is just one form of nicotine (gum, patch, lozenge or smokeless cigarette) for another (cigarettes). Nicotine will still be in your system just not the other toxins from cigarettes. Therefore nicotine metabolites will be in your system. Should still try to quit completely versus replacing one form over another. ...Read more
I stopped smoking a few years ago and am now addicted to nicabate lozenges, how can I stop using them?
Use patches, program: In general, the best way to get off short-acting drugs is to switch to a long-acting form and taper that form. Stopping the lozenges and using a nicotine patch (depending on how many lozenges you are using, if more than 10, use a 21 mg patch, if 4 or less a 14 mg patch); wear that patch for 2 weeks, then go to a lower strength for 2 weeks, and then the lowest strength 2 w. Join a cessation program. ...Read more
Could long term nicotine lozenge usage cause tinnitus? (4mg lozenges, 5-8 times per day for about 1.5 years)
Maybe but not on lis: It is not on the list the causes of tinnitus, or on the side effect list of nicotine lozenges. But the tinnitus is very common and can be present for many reasons but often we don't find a specific reason. You need to have a full tinnitus evaluation and possibly an MRI of the brain ...Read more
Can I eat and suck on lozenge like strepsils after tonsillectomy? It has been 3 days since and the pain is so unbearable
Yes: You may take strepsils, and take a painkiller. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm trying to quit smoking, but I'm really finding it hard. I've tried patches, and now I'm trying lozenges. Any tips?
Yes: But if that doesn't help, you might want to be seen and tested for strep. ...Read more
Menthol: Menthol will suppressed receptors.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: If your "cold" lasts the typical 7-10 days... Yes that is fine. If your "cold" last beyond 7-10 days - you don't have a cold and it needs to be evaluated by your primary care doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: The gum and lozenges can definitely have an effect on your oral health, and possibly your general health. The teeth and gums can be exposed to an environment that is not healthy over time. Your jaw/tmj/tmd may also become an issue. I would consult a dr. And/or a dentist. ...Read more
IN ORDER TO TREAT:
Effectively, it is imperative to get a history and examine you.
Can't do that in this setting so please see a doctor. ...Read more
I quit smoking but started taking nicotine lozenges. I am more addicted to those than smoking, I think! Help!
No substitute: For going through the agony of "cold turkey". ...Read more
What is the best first step to quitting smoking? I only smoke 7-10 daily. Would prefer not using gums lozenges or anything like that.
Stop buying: I quit smoking a long time ago by not buying cigarettes! ...Read more
How long is cotine in urine? I have used nicotine lozenges for the last 60 days and have a urine analysis for employment. Been well hydrated & active
Tell the truth?: I'm not a lawyer, but I suspect that it would be illegal discrimination to refuse employment on the basis of person who is in the midst of a successful smoking cessation program. Cotinine stays in the urine for at least several days; when it will clear is unpredictable. I'm simply glad you've made it this far & if this keeps you from this job, there will be a better one. ...Read more
Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl. Com/3h74dkv. ...Read more
Why don't people use nicotine gum/lozenges to harness the power of nicotine to improve certain cognitive tasks?
Nicotine: On its own has bad effects. It causes high bp, deposition of cholesterol, ulcer, probably correlates with urinary bladder cancer, lung problem, heart problem, etc., what you are asking for has no real basis and no controlled study to prove it. I can promise you I am more intelligent and more successful than any of my siblings, and I was the only one who did not smoke. ...Read more
9 weeks preg, I've taken twice strepsils chesty cough lozenge which I later found out is a no! Will this harm my baby? Pls help! Tq.
No: Taking this 1 or 2 times most likely won't hurt anything. Constant use could possibly be bad and that is why the warnings are on the medications. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you; just don't use it anymore. ...Read more
Your poor heart: Yes. Of course. You are putting your poor heart throughout the ringer aren't you? ...Read more
Yes: It will be ok. Your pmd knows you better. ...Read more
Is it possibble to have yeast on very back of tongue for a year. My doctor prescribed lozenges doesn't seem to help?
It's possible: It depends on the symptoms you are trying to treat. You could have a chronic lingual tonsillitis. Treatments for oral thrush generally need to be taken for two weeks, so don't give up early. Significant thrush would likely have been bothering such that it was treated early. If you are diabetic or use steroid inhalers or antibiotics you are at increase risk for yeast. ...Read more